TEHRAN: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Iran's presidential election results mark a big "victory for the anti-imperialist camp," the official IRNA news agency reported.
"Iran's election results mark a big victory for the entire anti-imperialist camp. Absolutely from now on, we will deal with global issues more powerfully," Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez in Tehran Wednesday.
"We should use all possible means to promote bilateral relations. Iran and Venezuela will stand by each other firmly until final victory and will make our ties stronger than ever before," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by IRNA.
"Campaign against imperialism brings the two countries closer and in this way victory is with those not sitting idle." Ramirez said.
Ramirez also urged expansion of bilateral ties, saying that, "We should follow up joint projects with full strength. Undoubtedly, promotion of cooperation will create a new atmosphere for cooperation in Latin America."
Iran's Guardian Council, the top legislative body of the country, approved the results of Iran's June 12 presidential election on Monday.
The council's announcement confirmed that incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been re-elected for a second term.